Kirby Chambliss (1st) proved all doubters wrong with a stunning comeback in Qualifying that confirmed his sterling training times on Friday. Chambliss gave the credit to his powerful new engine but it took some pretty nifty flying in Q2 to get in front of a very fast Paul Bonhomme, who got 2nd. Chambliss, whose technician worked hard overnight on obligatory engine adjustments, was an amazing 1.26 seconds ahead of Bonhomme in the end despite the modest loss in power and established himself as the clear favourite for Sundayâ€™s race.
|Rank||Name||Nation||Int. 1||Int. 2||Int. 3||Rnd.||Time||Diff.||Pen|
|1||Chambliss Kirby||USA||Â 18.77||Â 31.91||Â 46.90||Q2||1:07.95||Â||Â 0|
|2||Bonhomme Paul||GBR||Â 19.05||Â 32.23||Â 48.08||Q2||1:09.21||Â + 1.26||Â 0|
|3||Ivanoff Nicolas||FRA||Â 18.71||Â 32.60||Â 48.35||Q2||1:09.50||Â + 1.55||Â 0|
|4||Hall Matt||AUS||Â 18.98||Â 32.84||Â 48.56||Q2||1:10.33||Â + 2.38||Â 0|
|5||Arch Hannes||AUT||Â 19.64||Â 32.96||Â 48.94||Q1||1:10.47||Â + 2.52||Â 0|
|6||Lamb Nigel||GBR||Â 18.94||Â 32.89||Â 49.15||Q2||1:10.80||Â + 2.85||Â 0|
|7||Mangold Mike||USA||Â 19.72||Â 33.13||Â 49.56||Q1||1:12.04||Â + 4.09||Â 0|
|8||Goulian Michael||USA||Â 20.49||Â 33.64||Â 49.83||Q1||1:12.06||Â + 4.11||Â 0|
|9||Maclean Alejandro||ESP||Â 20.44||Â 33.56||Â 49.48||Q1||1:12.07||Â + 4.12||Â 0|
|10||McLeod Pete||CAN||Â 20.12||Â 33.92||Â 50.61||Q2||1:13.24||Â + 5.29||Â 0|
|11||Rakhmanin Sergey||RUS||Â 20.23||Â 33.88||Â 50.99||Q1||1:14.15||Â + 6.20||Â 0|
|12||Dolderer Matthias||GER||Â 20.80||Â 34.55||Â 53.25||Q2||1:15.73||Â + 7.78||Â 2|
|13||Dell Glen||RSA||Â 20.45||Â 34.08||Â 51.04||Q2||1:16.69||Â + 8.74||Â 2|
Peter Besenyei will not compete in the Windsor race after his plane was damaged earlier in the week. Besenyei was required to make an emergency landing near St Thomas Airport in Ontario during a photo shoot and the damage could not be repaired in time for the Windsor race.
On Friday, 12 June 2009, Japanese Pilot, Yoshihide Muroya, experienced a pylon hit during the third training session of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Windsor, Canada.
After an intensive investigation by the Technical Director, and in consultation with the manufacturer Eric Zivko, it was determined that the Edge 540 aircraft was not serviceable for racing this weekend.
Source: Red Bull Air Race